**BRC Spotlight Series**

Today’s focus is on membership and a chance to highlight and appreciate the work of a club membership secretary as well as answer a few of your FAQs.
⭐️How do I find a riding club? A list of all affiliated clubs is in our Handbook. If the club has chosen to advertise through us, they can be found on our website www.bhs.org.uk/enjoy-riding/british-riding-clubs/find-a-riding-club. Many also have their own website and/ or Facebook page.
⭐️Can I join BRC directly? Members mainly join through their riding clubs but there is the option to join us directly as an individual member, the cost for this is £25.
⭐️Does my membership automatically renew each year? No, you need to renew your membership each year with your riding club – this will not be done automatically.
⭐️What is the role of a membership secretary? To collect and organise all membership details for their club. Keep an up-to-date record of all members details. Submit membership information to BRC head office in the correct format, in a timely manner.
⭐️What skills does a membership secretary need? Attention to detail is a must. Also, a basic understanding of Excel is an advantage.
⭐️How much work is involved in being a membership secretary? This differs from club to club. The club sizes vary from 12 members to over 550! The role will be busiest towards the end of the year when members renew. Like the majority of riding club committee members, most membership secretaries are volunteers, who kindly give up their own time to support their riding club.
⭐️If I have a change of details how do I update this? This ideally should be updated through your riding club, as they maintain club records and update head office. We can make amendments to our database if contacted directly but you will still need to let your club know of any changes for their records directly too.
⭐️What are the benefits of being a member? Public Liability insurance while taking part in BRC organised events and activities. Access to national competitions, training activities and our range of competition leagues. Quarterly Rider magazine, which contains articles, information, competitions and discounts for BRC members on a range of equestrian products.

ECRC Pick & Mix Camp

ECRC Pick and Mix Training/Camping option

Open to Seniors and Juniors

4-6 June 2021

at Lowton Stud, Bondleigh, North Tawton, EX20 2AL

ECRC Pick and Mix Training

ECRC Booking form for Pick and Mix Camp

After the year we have had we are trying something new for our members to give them excellent Training and an affordable Riding Club Camp experience if they wish to stay.

We are offering Jump training with Andrew Lovell and Dressage Training with John Chubb in small groups.(caveat that in that if we get lots of members we may need to get an additional instructor)

Stables, Shower/Toilet facilities, Catering, Club House, Wifi.

It is called ‘Pick and Mix’ because we are giving you a lot of options:

You can come for a lesson, 1 day, 2 days or the whole weekend.

Each lesson is priced, cost of stable is priced, Shavings is priced or you can bring your own (you will need to bring feed/hay for your horse) Catering is priced by meal.

Running Friday Afternoon to Sunday Morning but if we have demand we can do Friday Morning and Sunday Afternoon

You pay for what you want just tick the relevant box on the booking form. You may just wish to do Dressage you don’t have to Jump or vice versa.

Camping is as glamping as you wish to make it, bring your own tent or lorry/trailer to sleep in. Juniors must come with an Adult.

Cost Breakdown       

Lessons                       £30 each

Catering                       £6 Breakfast/ Lunch. £13 evening meal

or DIY (no BBQ)

Stables                        £10 per night/day

Shavings                     £10 or bring your own


Lockdown Announcement ECRC Events Postponed

Unfortunately due to the announcement by the Prime Minister yesterday that we are to enter another lockdown ECRC have had to cancel any events planned for January.  Caroline Wills has suggested that anyone who has booked for the John Chubb clinic can ask for the clinic fee to be put towards membership renewal instead of requesting a refund.  Please contact carolinewills@aol.com and let her know your preference.

The dressage competition at Duchy will now be moved to the 7th March 2021.  The same classes and venue.